I had a partial glossectomy on Thursday, but it's now looking like they may need to take some lymph nodes too. Just wondering what I should expect with that surgery. Any info on pain, recovery, anything else very much appreciated.
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Hope it all works out ok .I had a neck dissection to remove lymph nodes .I moisterised my neck with Aloe Vera gel before surgery.I thought it helped with healing.
I had a neck dissection too, almost a year ago now. I use bio oil on the scar. I had some issues with shoulder movement in the months that followed. This gradually improved. Now I have full range of movement again. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
I had a neck dissection on 7 February and my scar is healing well. I did have some reduced shoulder movement but this has improved significantly so I am hoping I will have full movement. I do have numbness in my ear and face but I am staying positive it will improve 😊
Hi there, I hope you're doing well now!
After surgery, there is a possibility of having side-effects including:
- numbness in the ear on the same side as the operation
- loss of movement in the lower lip
- loss of movement on one side of the tongue
- loss of feeling on one side of the tongue
difficulty bending your head forward (Physiotherapy can help to improve movement and prevent stiffness)
Using your head, neck and shoulder muscles may help to reduce swelling. You can do head & neck exercises. But, It is important to do the breathing exercises before and after the head and neck exercises.